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Liberals announce Cash for Containers scheme

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Thursday, 13 February 2020

Schools, sports and community groups across Victoria will be able to cash-in on the introduction of a Michael O’Brien-led Liberal government Cash for Containers scheme.

The Cash for Containers scheme would give cash for cans, glass and plastic bottles returned to a collection centre - helping to reduce litter, reduce landfill and increase recycling.

The scheme complements the Liberals visionary Zero Waste to Landfill policy to end landfill by 2035 and create a new low emission, reliable energy source.

The Cash for Containers scheme will be designed in consultation with industry, including manufacturers, retailers, and hospitality providers, to maximise community benefits.

In other states with a similar scheme, sporting and community groups have been the big winners using the money to invest in new equipment and infrastructure.

Victoria continues to suffer a waste, recycling and landfill crisis following years of inaction by the Andrews Labor Government that’s been incompetent in the Environment portfolio.

Comments attributable to Leader of the Opposition, Michael O’Brien:

“The Labor Government has failed to act on Victoria’s waste and recycling crisis, instead watching hundreds of thousands of tonnes of recycling sent to landfill.”

“Victorians have been calling for a Cash for Containers scheme for years. The Liberals have listened and an O’Brien-led Liberal Government will deliver.”

Comments attributable to Member for Evelyn, Bridget Vallence:

“The Victorian Liberals are committed to Zero Waste to Landfill by 2035. As part of that we’ll deliver a Cash for Containers scheme. Less talk and more action.”

“It’ll help local schools, sports clubs and community groups to fundraise, and help to reduce litter and increase recycling.”

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